Between the Wars: the ‘Little Theatre Movement’

  • Andrew Davies
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Abstract

The First World War accelerated the changes which had been taking place within the commercial theatre. Rents in London quadrupled during the four years, and when combined with the escalating costs of productions it resulted in the ousting of the old Victorian and Edwardian actor-managers — many of whom had retired or died by 1918 — by business conglomerates to whom the drama was just one among many of their concerns. Whatever the failings of the actor-managers they did at the very least bring a personal touch to the running of their playhouses.

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